Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator
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BARRIE CRAIG, CONFIDENTIAL INVESTIGATORWilliam Gargan, who also played the better known television (and radio) detective Martin Kane, was the voice of New York eye Barrie Craig while Ralph Bell portrayed his associate, Lt. Travis Rogers. Craig's office was on Madison Avenue and his adventures were fairly standard PI fare. He worked alone, solved cases efficiently, and feared no man. As the promos went, he was "your man when you can't go to the cops. Confidentiality a specialty."
This series has been produced with various spellings of the primary character name. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator is one of the few detective radio series that had separate versions of it broadcast from both coasts. Even the spelling changed over the years. It was first "Barry Crane" and then "Barrie Craig". NBC produced it in New York from 1951 to 1954 and then moved it to Hollywood where it aired from 1954 to 1955. It attracted only occasional sponsors so it was usually a sustainer.
OTRR Release Information:
Series Name: Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator
Release Status: OTRR Certified Accurate
Release Date: August 12, 2015
Release Version: Version 4
Number of CDs: 2
NOTE: Updated Release! Version 4: Upgraded 10 episodes along with miscelleanous other changes (26-Nov-2015).
NOTE: Updated Release! Corrected MP3 tags.
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- 2008-03-10 01:37:45
Subject: One of my favorites
Subject: A Gem
It was the sunset of the radio detective when Barrie Craig hit the air, but the show lasted four seasons with Gargan's tongue in cheek performances. In one show he riffs on Broadway's My Beat. It's a pure pleasure to listen to.
Subject: Files Replaced
Subject: Impossible to Download CD 1 of 2
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